The Finale
Downton Abbey Series 06

90%

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Critic Ratings: 31
Critics Consensus

A farewell gift to its diehard viewers, the finale of Downton Abbey ties up the series' loose ends into a beautiful Christmas bow.

Episode Info

In the series finale, Mr. Carson faces a health issue; Thomas takes a new job; Denker informs the dowager of Spratt's magazine column; Violet helps Isobel see Lord Merton, whose family is keeping them apart; Bertie proposes; and Anna goes into labor.

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Critic Reviews for The Finale

Character and plot haven't turned out to be Fellowes' strengths, either.

Mar 7, 2016 | Full Review…

When did you choke up? For me, it was when Lady Mary said to Carson, "You know how dear you are to me." But other scenes, including the very last one, were also sniffle-inducing.

Mar 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The canvas of history was, as it is for many of us, just a place to paint. I'll miss the pictures that resulted.

Mar 7, 2016 | Full Review…

What a warm, sentimental, and satisfying farewell to Downton Abbey. The final episode of the series was like the end of a Dickens or Austen novel, in that all the good guys finally earned the happy endings they'd been working toward .

Mar 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Curmudgeons might argue that all the loose strands were tied up too neatly. What rot! The characters had suffered so much over the past five years; who could possibly grudge them a happy ending, especially one as beautifully orchestrated as this?

Mar 7, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a beautifully done program, impeccably shot, gorgeously designed and brilliantly acted. And that's been what's kept me hanging on.

Mar 7, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Fellows final mission was the construct an estate where happiness ran free and acceptance reigned. In that Downton Abbey accomplished its mission. You will be missed.

Mar 9, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The final season of the popular series with more changes than ever in store for the characters.

Mar 8, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In a satisfying, occasionally too satisfying, two-hour finale written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, we learned to pronounce "marchioness."

Mar 7, 2016 | Full Review…

It's happy news all around.

Mar 7, 2016 | Full Review…